The Last Dance: Season 1

The Last Dance: Season 1

The Last Dance: Season 1

ESPN chronicles the life and career of NBA legend Michael Jordan in this 10-episode Netflix series. This includes never-before-seen footage of the Bulls 1997-98 season, where Jordan and coach Phil Jackson allowed a film crew to track the team's pursuit for its sixth championship in eight years.

Outside of the US, each episode of the The Last Dance is being released on Netflix the day after its ESPN airing.

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EPISODE 1.1
20 April 2020

Episode 1

The Bulls look for their third straight NBA Championship but the off-season is full of front office and player tension.

EPISODE 1.2
20 April 2020

Episode 2

Jordan is left to begin the 1997-98 season without his injured sidekick Scottie Pippen, whose contract dispute with the Bulls' front office reaches a fever pitch as the team gets off to one of the... MORE worst starts of its championship runs.
EPISODE 1.3
27 April 2020

Episode 3

Once a key member of the hated Detroit Pistons "Bad Boys" championship teams that brutalized Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman is virtually all Jordan can count on in the early months of the 1997-98 season.

EPISODE 1.4
27 April 2020

Episode 4

In what management insists is Phil Jackson's final season in Chicago as head coach of the Bulls, he continues to seem like the only one who can steer this unique, singular collection of talent to... MORE another title.

EPISODE 1.5
4 May 2020

Episode 5

As Jordan's fame peaked to unparalleled levels in the early 1990s in the wake of consecutive NBA titles and a starring role on the Olympic Dream Team, his image as "Air Jordan" made him a... MORE profoundly significant cultural figure.

EPISODE 1.6
4 May 2020

Episode 6

With Jordan's extraordinary fame came extraordinary scrutiny, and in 1993, it all felt like it came to a head with the Chicago Bulls' pursuit of a third straight title shadowed by question marks about Jordan's... MORE gambling.

EPISODE 1.7
11 May 2020

Episode 7

As Jordan pushes his teammates hard for a sixth NBA title, his intensity and hunger for basketball dominance is in stark contrast to his mindset in October 1993, when he stunned the world by walking... MORE away from the game.

EPISODE 1.8
11 May 2020

Episode 8

Michael Jordan would famously use even the smallest slight imaginable to motivate himself against an opponent. And when his NBA comeback in 1995 fell short in the playoffs, he worked harder than ever to return... MORE to form.

EPISODE 1.9
18 May 2020

Episode 9

In May of 1998, nearly a year after Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls fought past Utah in the NBA Finals, their path to a sixth title only gets more challenging, as a brutal 7-game... MORE series against the Indiana Pacers decides the Eastern Conference.

EPISODE 1.10
18 May 2020

Episode 10

In June of 1998, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz in an NBA Finals rematch, looking for a sixth championship and a perfect ending.

The Last Dance: Season 1 / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

"The Last Dance" is essentially asking the audience to be Jordan's teammate through this ride. You see how his overbearing competitive drive leads to ticks in the win column, and also strains individual relationships along the way.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A more-than-casual basketball person, such as myself, might know all of this about Jordan and think, as I actually, did: This seems like a lot of stone for such a little bit of blood. But here's the achievement of this series: Jordan isn't boring.

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The Age

The Age

The Last Dance has the advantage of history. It feels like long ago and looks that way, too... At the age of 57, Jordan has nothing to prove and -- suddenly and surprisingly -- plenty to say.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

How can The Last Dance truly interrogate Jordan when it's Jordan holding the strings? Yet time and again, The Last Dance presented Jordan's basketball idiosyncrasies unfiltered.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A stunningly refined and comprehensive look at the legacy and inner turmoil of one of the most essential sports teams of all time.

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Vulture

Vulture

It also reminds us how it felt the first time we saw greatness, in the form of a man, his tongue sticking out like a little boy's, taking flight over and over, right before our eyes.

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NPR

NPR

The lack of commentary on the wider society feels like a missed opportunity. But "The Last Dance" offers the best and most intimate look at how Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dominated the sports world in the 1990s.

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CNN

CNN

To those who recall what it meant to "Be like Mike" (cue the jingle), "The Last Dance" is an intoxicating trip into the way-back machine. More broadly, though, the project is a thoughtful look at the costs associated with stardom and how they've evolved in the modern sports era, particularly in the NBA.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The limited series is as complete a portrait of Michael Jordan's extraordinary basketball career as fans will ever get. It's a Citizen Kane-like biography about Jordan's relentless pursuit of greatness at all costs.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

There’s so much rich material, so much game-changing basketball history, so many powerful dramatic moments off the court, there’s no clear purpose to so much bending of the linear timeline.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's here you realize that Last Dance may be a stand-alone, limited docuseries, but it's also something of a Voltron formed from bits and pieces of material already covered in previous ESPN projects...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

At a time when ESPN and other outlets are struggling to fill the sports-less void, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic’s disruption of, well, everything, “The Last Dance” is exactly what fans need. It’s both a perfect diversion and a tribute to shared sacrifice.

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The Last Dance: Season 1 / Trailers